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Transport for London (TfL) says it has received a draft proposal from the government about a multi-year finding settlement.
In a statement transport commissioner Andy Byford says it is being reviewed in detail. He says no agreement has yet been reached and “we must make sure that the proposal is fair and that the conditions are realistic and deliverable”.
The current extraordinary funding and financing agreement between TfL and the DfT had been extended to 28th July.
Crippling strikes are likely to last for months longer if rail companies do not make improved pay offers for its workers, rail union boss Mick Lynch has said.
That’s according to an article in City A.M. which says Mick, secretary-general of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), says he has warned there likely would be a “rolling campaign of trade union activity” across different sectors this summer.
The UK is facing another day of disruptive train strikes on Wednesday as staff from 14 rail companies and Network Rail walk off the job.
The National Railway Museum’s ground-breaking new interactive experience, Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery, is on track to welcome visitors from May 2023 as building work begins and the gallery’s second artist is appointed.
Elmwood Projects have been appointed as main contractors for the base building of Wonderlab. They are a specialist fit-out contractor operating predominantly in the museum, heritage, and commercial sectors and have delivered high profile projects at venues such as the British Museum, the V&A London and Dundee and National Museums Scotland.
Construction work has now begun on the 1,500m2 Wonderlab in the museum, with works to create the new gallery expected to take just under a year.
Staff at Bedford station and the neighbouring rail depot staged a dramatic rescue of a Labrador dog that had been missing in the area for several days and captured the hearts of hundreds of people in the town trying to find him.
George ran away from home in the Kempston area of town after he experienced a seizure and became disoriented.
On Thursday evening at around 5pm George was spotted on the track alongside the fast line at Bedford station.
The power was turned off and following a team effort involving Thameslink station staff, Network Rail’s Terry Prestedge managed to get hold of the dog, using his own trousers belt as a lead to take the dog to safety.
Photo credit: National Railway Museum